First signs that something was afoot was that the compost fence kept getting knocked down. I thought it might be the local magpie flock so I pegged it down with some big tent pegs. It kept on getting knocked down and then I noticed it happened only at night. Not long after I saw a badger in the garden. A little while later a second one.
They are now frequent visitors to our garden, and come every night to eat the food I put out. They have built a toilet just below the garden at the bottom of the slope. Their tracks are easy to spot in the long grass and undergrowth around the house.